Week 5, Term 3 Newsletter
Tēnā koutou katoa! Greetings everyone!
We are now halfway through Term 3, and next week will be the first day of Spring and the month of September! I cannot believe we are only 3 months away from Christmas. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun.
We’ve had another busy week with trips and courses offsite - Year 7 & 8 Netball (who came first place), Year 7 & 8 Basketball, Level 2 Trades Construction students, Primary Te Ahu library trip, and we also had our fantastic Curry fundraiser for the Netball Aims Games team yesterday here at school. Our tamariki really are blessed to have supportive teachers and whānau who go the extra mile to see them succeed. An example of whānaungatanga in action!
Teachers and support staff engaged with some more Professional Development today, a course run by the Ministry of Education about ‘Understanding Behaviour and Responding Safely’ (hence the reason for the Teacher Only Day). The one key takeaway message for me today highlighted the importance of relationships. Again, whānaungatanga - close connection with people, working together and having a sense of belonging.
As teachers and educators, we have each been called to serve in Kaitaia Abundant Life school to fulfil a purpose God has planned for us. The tamariki of our school have a purpose and plan for their lives from God - which is sure, true and faithful. We serve a loving God and His plans are so good. We need to declare and decree it - in Jesus’ mighty name! Amen!
Mrs. Tina Takimoana
Verse for the week:
“ For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. “
1 Corinthians 12:12
Student Mobile Phones - at school
Whāea Bobbie reports there has been no increase in phones being handed into her at the office each day, but that students still have them and use them during the school day. Mobile phones are an unnecessary distraction at school - if contact needs to be made home to parents and whānau, students can do this through our office.
Any phones confiscated by staff will need to be collected by parents and whānau.
Student Vehicle Registration Forms
If your child has a restricted license and drives a car to school, they must register this information by completing our Vehicle Registration form. Please make sure they see Bobbie at the office if they have not already registered.
Meet our 2022 KALS Prefects - Makere Rose Bridgford
Kia Ora Whanua,
My name is Makere Rose Bridgford I am 17 years of age and attend Kaitaia Abundant Life School. I have 8 siblings including myself, 5 brothers and 2 sisters and I am the youngest.
I was born in Middlemore Hospital in 2005 and have lived in various different places, the furthest being Whangarei.
I am currently looking at applying in courses for Early Childhood Teaching through an Open Polytechnic and studying from home.
A scripture that has always stood out to me is Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future”.